Optical gas imaging especially of SF6 and ammonia
The FLIR GF306 is an IR camera for optical gas imaging (OGI) that visualizes and pinpoints gas leaks
of SF6 and ammonia, without the need to de-energize high-voltage equipment or shut down the
operation. The portable camera also greatly improves operator safety, by detecting emissions at a safe
distance, and helps to protect the environment by tracing leaks of environmentally harmful gases.
SF6 is used in the electric power industry as an insulator and quenching medium for gas-insulated
substations and circuit breakers. The gas is also used in magnesium production and semiconductor
manufacture. Ammonia is produced in ammonia plants, and is used mainly for the production of
Detects the following gases:
Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6), Acetyl Chloride,Acetic Acid,AllylBromide,Allyl Chloride,Allyl Fluoride,
Ammonia (NH3),Bromomethane, Chlorine Dioxide, Ethyl Cyanoacrylate,Ethylene, Furan, Hydrazine,
Methylsilane, Methyl EthylKetone, Methyl VinylKetone,Propenal, Propene, R 134a, Tetrahydrofuran,
Trichloroethylene, Uranyl Fluoride,Vinyl Chloride,Vinyl Cyanide,VinylEther

Improved efficiency: The FLIR GF306 reduces revenue loss by pinpointing even small gas leaks
quickly and efficiently, and from a distance. It also reduces the inspection time by allowing a broad
area to be scanned rapidly and without the need to de-energize components in the high-voltage
area. The wireless connectivity of the camera allows you to connect to smart phones or tablet PCs
for the wireless transfer of images or remote control of the camera. The FLIR GF306 can also be
used for temperature measurement, which makes it even more useful for predictive maintenance of
high-voltage equipment.
• Increased worker safety: OGI allows gas leaks to be detected in a non-contact mode and from a
safe distance. This prevents electrical exposure to personnel working in a high-voltage area. With a
GF306 gas imaging camera it is easy to scan areas of interest that are difficult to reach with
conventional methods. The camera is ergonomically designed, with a bright LCD and tiltable
viewfinder, which facilitates its use over a full working day.
• Protecting the environment: SF6 is a well-known greenhouse gas that can cause harm to the
environment, and is usually governed by regulations.SF6 has a global warming potential 24,000
times higher than CO2. Even small leaks can be detected and documented using the FLIR GF306
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